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Speaking at a gallery in the mission next week: http://www.facebook.com/events/383150828417972/
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Grossmont Nutrition & Gifts
5500 Grossmont Center Dr # 125, La Mesa, CA 91942
i found their website
http://grossmontnutritionandgifts.com/
but could not find any contact info there.
i tried the phone number listed here but got a fax pickup.

so good luck trying to contact these folks!
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Artists and the Internet: Digitally Extending Your Natural Self
Just released! First here to Google+... Thanks again for all the shares.

Here is a talk I gave at Google just recently. After the speech, there is a lengthy and frank Q&A session. Not everyone will like my answers -- sorry in advance! Since we're all busy people, I listed out a timestamp set of shortcuts below.

3:05 - Short background on me, behind the scenes at StuckIncustoms.com

4:50 - The Internet infrastructure… grokking it

5:55 - It's not too late to get your art on the internet…just the beginning

8:20 - Common question: How do I get noticed n the internet? I show examples from +Elena Kalis and +Daniel Ibanez

11:45 - All new photos in the past year since the last Google talk… while I talk about various subjects (below).

12:25 - Creative Commons and why I use it. I give examples of how it can be used by great blogs Boing Boing with +Xeni Jardin and Cory Doctorow

14:45 - How I think about various groups on the internet

17:30 - Getting critiques -- watch out...

19:30 - A premises behind sharing for the sake of sharing

21:05 - Making yourself vulnerable - a counter-intuitive point

25:40 - Finding success and happiness… a few thoughts

Questions and Answers

28:10 - Q&A period starts… someone begins by asking me about one of the final photos that appeared.

29:10 - How did I transition into this as a business?

31:30 - I mention the flavors of the HDR Tutorial at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com/hdr-tutorial/

33:10 - What is about HDR that helps you express your vision?

38:30 - How do you keep the photography fun? (how I don't have clients and stuff)

39:15 - How did you know that you are on the right path in regards to the openness?

40:00 - How often do you travel?

42:10 - How do you figure out where to go? AMAZING ANSWER!

43:30 - What do you think is going to happen in the next 50 years?

48:00 How do I keep myself inspired? I shared a bit about George Lucas and a discussion I had with +Stu Maschwitz . After, a few Googlers came up to me and said that +Marissa Mayer has said similar things to them, but she doesn't have the pleasure of knowing Stu

48:15 Are you a perfectionist?

50:18 Is there a best place to go photograph?

53:30 Why I don't like these 365 projects. (however, there was a good counter to my argument from +Kevin Kelly , who you will see in the video I post tomorrow of our hangout)

54:25 Can you pick a photo you like and talk us through the process?

56:30 Translating 3D into 2D -- I mention how +Thomas Hawk and I can both only see out of one eye.

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Thanks to +Cliff Redeker for helping out. And thanks to +Brian Rose for filming and editing this together (you wear so many hats!). Also thanks to +Anne Espiritu for coming to watch live and introducing me to your dad. That was great :)
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Why I Don't Use Watermarks

I get this question a lot, and I know it came up in the live hangout last night. I know my opinion is different than many other photographers, and that is okay.

As you may know, my work is all Creative Commons Non-Commercial. That means people, as long as they give credit and link back to http://www.StuckInCustoms.com , can use my images on their blogs, wallpaper, personal use – anything – as long as it is not used commercially. Every day, I upload a HUGE 6000+ pixel max-resolution image to the Internet. I do not have any fear at all… Believe me, it’s quite liberating living in a world without internet-stealth-fear.

People that want to license our images regularly contact our licensing team – we get many of these every day of the week.

So why don’t I use watermarks? It’s a multi-part philosophy –

1) Watermarks look ugly. Whenever I look at a photo with a watermark, often times, ALL I can think about is that watermark! It's so distracting. Maybe this is just me.

2) Legitimate companies do not steal images to use commercially. So I don’t have any logical fear there.

3) There are other services, like Tineye (and Google) that can help my team easily find bottom-feeders.

4) We do register our images with the copyright office, so if someone uses an image commercially without a proper license, it is an easy lawsuit.

5) I don’t have to maintain two versions of each image – one with a watermark and one without.

6) NOT using watermarks and using creative commons helps more and more people to use your image freely for fun, which increases traffic and builds something I call “internet-trust."

7) As image search and image recognition get better and better, there will be no need to watermark things. In 1 year+, we'll be able to r-click an image and choose "Google-find the original creator" -- there is a bit trail to first-on-the-internet.

8) Yes, last, there will be bottom-feeders that steal your stuff. I call this the cost of doing business on the internet. These are the Tic-Tacs that are stolen from the 7-11. It is impossible to maintain 100% of your digital inventory, so wanting "perfection" in your online strategy is an illusion.

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a great new SEO tool i tested out today.
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Ari Salomon is a graphic designer, WordPress expert and a fine art photographer working in San Francisco
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Web design services are part of a full “turnkey” solution for small businesses: logo, print collateral, signage and Website. Photography features panoramic cityscapes and quirky interiors.
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    Art History, 1989 - 1993
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Dzine has both art and design objects displayed thoughtfully in their giant showroom one block from the new gallery scene on Utah street. It's fun to wander around their offerings of furniture, kitchen & bath fixtures, linens etc and chat with the friendly staff about the story of the designers and manufacturers. The crack-in-the wall lighting in back is pretty amazing and there are also some lighting objects that change color continuously. It's a design showroom and not just a bunch of sinks on display with no design effort. The showroom provides great ideas and eye candy and can help you understand what you need for your remodel project.
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Great space, great movies, great people and a deep history in San Francisco cinema. Since they became a non-profit they have really engaged the community and helped promote work that doesn't get enough attention other places.
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The bulk food section is amazing and the people who work there are helpful, knowledgeable and glad to be working at a worker-owned cooperative. This has been one of my main shopping destinations for many many years.
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Grant has a real gift. I have come to him for Rolfing and for some specific aches and pains and he has always nailed it with grace and good humor to boot. I never know much about Rolfing till i worked with Grant but he walked me through the theory behind the practice and I learned a lot about myself and my body.
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I highly recommend Courtney LaCava and Dakini Ayurveda. She is a font of useful information. She compassionately encouraged me to follow a few simple lifestyle changes that have greatly contributed to my better health and well being. I received an ayurvedic consultation regarding lactose intolerance and she clearly explained the difference between lactose intolerance (which often leads to digestion issues) vs dairy allergies (autoimmune related, wider range of symptoms). She was clear and concise in her explanations and recommendations. She has advice regarding how to keep the auyervedic "digestive fire" strong. We discussed how to incorporate auyervedic foods into my diet and how to deal with the various food sensitivities in my family (start with a small amount of ghee). We also covered chiropractic related advice for different body types.
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we had the beet and pear juice - an amazing combo. the polenta and black beans really hit the spot for my mexican food craving. beet and pomegranite salad was very elegant. the view is amazing and the atmosphere very peaceful. it's a classy place and i look forward to going back again someday.
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